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Belinda Goldsmith

How Gigi Gorgeous and the Gettys are pushing LGBT+ at Davos

Jan 25 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan 25 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - G ay power couple Gigi Gorgeous, a transgender YouTube star, and her wife Nats Getty are clear about why they were in Davos in the Swiss Alps for the annual meeting of the global elite - to ensure LGBT+ rights were on the agenda.

Equality won't happen by itself, says Finnish PM

Jan 23 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Finland's Prime Minister Sanna Marin called on Thursday for governments and companies to do more to ensure women were treated fairly, saying equality would not happen by itself.

Indian women lawmakers face abuse as global online violence rises

Jan 23 2020

NEW DELHI/DAVOS, Switzerland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Nearly 100 Indian women politicians faced abuse, including rape and death threats, on social media during elections last year, with researchers on Thursday raising concerns over rising online violence against women globally.

Now China's top transgender star eyes politics

Jan 22 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - China's best known transgender celebrity says she never aspired to be an LGBT+ activist but now Jin Xing has an eye on politics, saying she has the power and presence to help society.

The Dutch businessman on a mission to unite companies over climate change

Jan 22 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - While global leaders take to the stage at Davos in the Swiss Alps, one of the world's most prominent businessmen is busy behind the scenes - trying to bring together the heads of major companies to tackle climate change and inequality.

Banana ban and meatless menus, but how green is Davos summit?

Jan 21 2020

DAVOS, Switzerland (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Canadian vegan chef Doug McNish was invited to cook for the annual gathering of the world's elite in the Swiss Alps, he was taken by surprise - then quickly signed up.

Lipstick to learning: Canada's indigenous women using businesses to end violence

Jan 17 2020

TORONTO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - When Jenn Harper dreamed of a young native Canadian girl in lip gloss she knew she had found a way to help her community.

Fazle Abed, founder of world's biggest non-government organization BRAC, dies aged 83

Dec 21 2019

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Fazle Abed, the founder of BRAC, the world's largest non-governmental development organization, died on Friday at the age of 83 in his home country of Bangladesh.

From Ethiopia to Australia, the promises and pitfalls of tourism for good

Oct 25 2019

ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The opening of Ethiopia's once-secretive imperial palace complex has been hailed as symbolizing a new era of openness for the east African nation, but it also has another aim - job creation.

Top 10 tips for business on a mission to do good

Oct 24 2019

SAN FRANCISCO/ADDIS ABABA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Money, hard work and golden contacts - just three of the ingredients that can turn a startup social enterprise into a success story ploughing big profits into social programs.

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